December 1, 2021

Hey racing fans! My name is Phil Tremblay, I’m an athlete on the Alberta Ski Cross team this year!

What a season it’s been so far! We started out with a huge training camp in Stelvio, Hintertux and Saas Fee where we got to spend time on a world cup level track, chasing world cup level skiers. We managed to get into some amazing heats with both Canadian and international athletes, and held our own! The Europe camp was an amazing way to see how the hard work over the summer and last winter through COVID is poised to pay off.

Once we got back to Canada, we were in the gym for a little bit before getting back on snow at Nakiska! The crew out there set up an amazing 15-second start section for us to train on, and it was a blast working with the national team before they went to China for the first world cups. The GS training is also A-1, with an amazing surface to work on.

The focus and drive on the ASXT this year has never been higher. Everyone on the team is firing it up at training and working hard to bridge the gap to the national team. Needless to say, since it’s been almost a year and a half since our last race in Colorado, we all can’t wait to be racing. With the 2026 Olympic Cycle starting soon and a home world cup in Nakiska, there is still all to play for.

On top of all the training, I’ve also been working as an intern/ski racing journalist for SnowBrains. This has allowed me to further my knowledge of the alpine side, and have a lot of fun writing about what I love! With this I was able to get a media pass for the Lake Louise World Cups, where I got to talk to some of the best in the world like Alexis Pinterault, Marco Odermatt and Alex Kilde.

Enjoy this little video of some awesome training runs from the past two months!

Thank you to everyone at Alberta Alpine and our sponsors for helping us push the limits every day. See you at the first NorAm, Dec. 14th and Nakiska!

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